Former Yankee Jose Canseco Shoots Himself In The Hand
By Matt Mirro
Well, some people just have an knack for getting into the headlines. Former Yankee and baseball superstar Jose Canseco has reportedly suffered a self-inflicted gunshot to the hand. Yes, this is a real report and you’re either laughing or shaking your head in sorrow right now. The injury occurred while the 17-year veteran was cleaning his firearm at his home in Las Vegas. He is currently recovering from his injury in a nearby hospital.
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The 50-year-old Canseco played with seven different teams, hit 462 home runs, won the AL Rookie of the Year in 1986 and the MVP in 1988. A six-time All-Star he was a part of two different World Series rosters (The 1989 Athletics and the 2000 Yankees). He was the first member of the 40/40 club and is probably most remembered for his “Jose Canseco Milkshakes.’ His roll in the Steroid Era is infamous and his highly controversial book, Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant ‘Roids, Smash Hits & How Baseball Got Big, brought great detail to life behind closed doors of a big league clubhouse.
Canseco is truly a controversial and all around interesting individual. You may remember that a year ago he was pulled over for a traffic stop and was seen with a few chickens in his car. Yes… Yes, I said chickens. Today’s incident is a strange one and we all wish Mr. Canseco a quick and speedy recovery. If you want to be thoroughly entertained I recommend checking out his Twitter account which he is very active on. Feel better Jose!